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Function: It shall be the duty of the Commission to foster air commerce within the State of Minnesota and the Commission shall have supervision over the aeronautical activities and facilities within the State, which authority shall include supervision and control over all airports, landing fields,
emergency landing strips, air instruction, air marking, air beacons, and all other air navigation facilities, and the registration of all pilots and aircraft. (Sec. 10)
The commission shall assist in the development of aviation and aviation facilities within the State for the purpose of safeguarding the interests of those engaged in all phases of the industry and of the general public and of promoting aeronautics. (Sec. 11 in part)
1933 Minn. Laws Chap. 430 Sec. 21. Created a "State Aviation Fund." All moneys received from the licensing of airports, landing fields, air schools, or other licenses issued under the provisions of this Act, shall be paid into the State Treasury and credited to such fund.
As of 1933, five persons to be appointed by the Governor and to serve without pay; provided, however, that at least three members of the commission must be, or have been, actively engaged in and have had at least three years of practical experience in civil aeronautics. The Governor shall from time to time designate,the member of the commission who shall be its chairman and who shall so serve during the term of his appointment. Three of said persons, including the chairman, shall be appointed for a period of four years from and after the second Monday in the January following their appointment, and two for a period of two years from and after 'the second Monday in the January following their appointment, and upon the expiration of the terms of such respective commissioners the Governor shall appoint their successors, each to serve for a term of four years, and all to serve until their successors are appointed and qualified.
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